November 10, 2019
  • Education and Self Advocacy Training

    November 10, 2019  5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Pittsburgh Center for Autistic Advocacy, 606 Liberty Ave #218, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, USA

    Learn how to advocate for yourself in educational settings, including public school, trade school, college, and beyond.

    These events seek to be as sensory friendly as possible. Please refrain from wearing strong scents or using noise devices without headphones.

    Email with questions or access needs. When you arrive, text Cori (412-543-8974) to be let in to the building.

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November 15, 2019
  • HCBS Final Rule Workshop

    November 15, 2019  2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
    Pittsburgh Center for Autistic Advocacy

    Federal rules about Home and Community Based Services are changing! PCAA is working with our friends at Temple University and the Pennsylvania Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) to help LGBTQIA+ people with disabilities understand the way that the rule might affect their supports and services. We also want to help our community members understand the way that they can tell the state the changes they would like to see to HCBS rules.

    Join us at PCAA to learn more about the Final Rule and how it could affect the way you get services in your home and community!

    Venue is accessible to wheelchair users. For other accessibility needs, please contact us by messaging our page or emailing

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November 17, 2019
  • Autistic Community Hangout at the Carnegie Science Center

    November 17, 2019  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Carnegie Science Center

    The Autistic community and our cousins and allies with sensory differences ages 18+ are invited to explore the Science Center after regular hours at out Sensory Sensitive Science 18+ Night!

    $5 per person
    $3 per person for up to four people with a valid ACCESS card
    Present card when you purchase tickets on site to receive the discount.
    Sun., Nov. 17
    6–9 pm
    Purchase tickets here or at the door.

    Exhibit lights and sound effects will be adjusted, and special activities will be added to foster a safe, welcoming, and, most of all, fun environment for all visitors. Weather permitting, head up to the Buhl Planetarium’s Observatory for stargazing. Catch a sensory sensitive screening of the new documentary Superpower Dogs in The Rangos Giant Cinema!

    Visitors will enjoy sensory-friendly activities, including:
    -A “Freeze!” live demonstration in the Works Theater
    -“Tasteful Tidbits” and “Caramel Chemistry” live demonstrations in -the BodyStage, presented by Allegheny Health Network
    -A “Stars Over Pittsburgh” show in Buhl Planetarium
    -A quiet area will be available.
    -Cash bar and free light snacks will be provided.

    Mummies of the World: The Exhibition and the Miniature Railroad and Village® will not be open.

    This program was created in partnership with the Pittsburgh Center for Autistic Advocacy and Evolve Coaching.

    This program is made possible with support from the Jack Buncher Foundation.

    For questions or accessibility requests, please contact Justin Tognarine at or 412.237.1641.

    The Carnegie Science Center is accessible via the T via the Red or Blue line at Allegheny Station, or via the 14 or 18 bus.

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November 24, 2019
  • Autistic Holiday Dinner

    November 24, 2019  4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Pittsburgh Center for Autistic Advocacy

    Join PCAA at our office for a holiday potluck! We will bring the main courses, you bring your well-labeled favorites and your Autistic/disability pride. We will eat together and celebrate a year of work breaking barriers and making the world a better place to be Autistic.

    Our holiday dinner is open to our entire Autistic community, including the children of Autistic parents. However, our building is not spectacularly kid-friendly. We need parents to closely supervise their children. Please note our building *does not* have changing tables.

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